Laura Marney

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Laura Marney is a Scottish novelist and short-story writer.

Biography[edit]

The author of five novels and numerous short stories, Laura Marney is a member of the Glasgow G7 group of writers (Alan Bissett, Nick Brookes, Rodge Glass, Laura Marney, Alison Miller, Zoë Strachan and Louise Welsh).[1]

Born and brought up in Glasgow, Marney co-founded a theatre group Theatre Raskolnikov there.[2] Since "nobody else could be bothered", she also began writing scripts for the company.[3]

Marney is a graduate of the MLitt course in Creative Writing at Glasgow University, and now teaches there.[citation needed] Her writing has been described as black humour.[4] She also writes for radio.[citation needed]

Marney tutored Leela Soma, one of the 21 writers and 21 artists commissioned by Glasgow Women's Library in 2012 to create work to celebrate the 21st birthday of the organisation.

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • No Wonder I Take A Drink (2004)
  • Nobody Loves a Ginger Baby (2005)
  • Only Strange People Go to Church (2006)
  • My Best Friend has Issues (2008)
  • For Faughie's Sake (2014)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ MacLeod, Heather (20 September 2005). "The Book Group" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2006.
  2. ^ Robinson, David (3 July 2004). "All you have to do is". The Scotsman.
  3. ^ Barcelona Review interview, 2005
  4. ^ Laura Marney cited by Jenny Brown in "Dark and dour Scottish writing 'needs sexing up'". The Scotsman. 28 February 2005.

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